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#1 Gabriela Castanon

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 12:31 AM

Hi there everyone,

Can someone please translate the following terms into Spanish for me: ?

1. Long/wide shot
2. Mid-long shot
3. midshot
4.close-up
5. Mid close-up
6.extreme close up
7.Over-the -shoulder shot.
8. One-, two- and three-shot.
9.Pull focus
10.Focus puller:
11:Loader

I would also greatly appreciate it isf you could do the same in French.

Please could you also send me any links to cinematography sites in Spanish or French, and also to any cinematography websites in Arabic (I am fluent in Spanish and French, and am now adding Arabic to my repertoire :), and I woould really like to familiarise myself with the cinematography terminology in all 3 languages.

Thanks.

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#2 Laurent Andrieux

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 06:54 AM

In french

1. Long/wide shot : plan large
2. Mid-long shot :
3. midshot : plan moyen
4.close-up : gros plan
5. Mid close-up
6.extreme close up : très gros plan
7.Over-the -shoulder shot
8. One-, two- and three-shot.
9.Pull focus : faire le point
10.Focus puller: premier assistant opérateur / pointeur
11:Loader : deuxième assistant opérateur

http://www.camera-forum.fr

... And I guess "over the soulder shot" is plan à l'épaule
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#3 Xavier Plaza

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 11:30 AM

Hi there everyone,

Can someone please translate the following terms into Spanish for me: ?

1. Long/wide shot
2. Mid-long shot
3. midshot
4.close-up
5. Mid close-up
6.extreme close up
7.Over-the -shoulder shot.
8. One-, two- and three-shot.
9.Pull focus
10.Focus puller:
11:Loader

I would also greatly appreciate it isf you could do the same in French.

Please could you also send me any links to cinematography sites in Spanish or French, and also to any cinematography websites in Arabic (I am fluent in Spanish and French, and am now adding Arabic to my repertoire :), and I woould really like to familiarise myself with the cinematography terminology in all 3 languages.

Thanks.

Bye,

Andrea


Hi Andrea

This is a general translation about what you want. You have to know this meanings perhaps change depends in what country you shoot... And take a look this link http://www.aecdirfot...blio/equipo.htm


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Xavier plaza



1. Long/wide shot: Plano general
2. Mid-long shot: Plano medio alto
3. midshot: Plano medio
4.close-up: primer plano
5. Mid close-up: primer primerisimo plano
6.extreme close up: primer plano acercamiento o plano detalle
7.Over-the -shoulder shot.: sobre el hombro o plano con referencia del hombro
8. One-, two- and three-shot: Idon't know what you mean with that...?
9.Pull focus: coger foco o estar en foco
10.Focus puller: foquista o ayudante de camara
11:Loader: cargador o segundo asistente de camara

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#4 Laurent Andrieux

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 12:47 PM

7.Over-the -shoulder shot.: sobre el hombro o plano con referencia del hombro


Ola, Xavier !

I also got confused at first but it defenetly means camera hold on the shoulder, in english.
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#5 Xavier Plaza

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 01:27 PM

Ola, Xavier !

I also got confused at first but it defenetly means camera hold on the shoulder, in english.



Hi Laurent, yes you are right that means literally but i guess the expression means when the you have two persons in one shot, one of them show his back to the camera i think this link help me to explain that

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http://en.wikipedia....e_shoulder_shot
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#6 Gabriela Castanon

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 08:41 AM

Hola Xavier,

You are right. By "over-the-shoulder shot" I meant a shot that is taken from begind a person, so that the camera looks over the shoulder to the other person.

By "two or three-shot", I mean a shot with either two or 3 people in it. I am not sure if there really is a term for this - I
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#7 Gabriela Castanon

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 08:42 AM

Hola Xavier,

You are right. By "over-the-shoulder shot" I meant a shot that is taken from begind a person, so that the camera looks over the shoulder to the other person.

By "two or three-shot", I mean a shot with either two or 3 people in it. I am not sure if there really is a term for this - I didn't go to film school, so I learnt most of my terminology on the job.

Thanks to everyone for your help.

Bye,

Andrea
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#8 Xavier Plaza

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 11:25 AM

Hola Xavier,

You are right. By "over-the-shoulder shot" I meant a shot that is taken from begind a person, so that the camera looks over the shoulder to the other person.

By "two or three-shot", I mean a shot with either two or 3 people in it. I am not sure if there really is a term for this - I didn't go to film school, so I learnt most of my terminology on the job.

Thanks to everyone for your help.

Bye,

Andrea



When you have two person in your frame (middle shot) that' s called two shot. I think when you have 3 persons in your frame depends how wide your shoot it is. Could be a wide shot or a medium shot, but i believe that don't have a particular name like in the case of "two shot"
Take a look of this book is useful i read so many times...

http://www.amazon.co...a...2697&sr=8-1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_shot


Xavier Plaza
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